At least 217 shops were gutted in a fire that broke out at Dhaka's Mohammadpur Krishi Market on Thursday (September 14).
Chief Executive Officer of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Selim Raza confirmed the matter.
He said, "We allocated space for 317 shops in the market but among these, 217 were damaged by the fire."
"We have prepared a list of affected shop owners and we will assist them," he added.
Earlier, a devastating fire broke out at the market today around 3:43 am and spread soon.
Seventeen firefighting units worked hard to fully douse the blaze. It was brought under control around 9:25 am.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Anisur Rahman, said a list of affected traders at the market will be prepared and assistance will be provided following the list from the government.
A committee will be formed to look into the fire incident, he said.
BDST: 1740 HRS, SEP 14, 2023